Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
253k
Average Age
40.6
Average Salary
$31,854
Average Male Salary
$33,518
Average Female Salary
$26,493

About

Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are most often employed by the Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers was $31,854 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers by wage are Phlebotomists, File clerks, and Veterinary technologists and technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, Northeast Nebraska PUMA, NE, and Potter CountyAmarillo City (North) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS, Potter CountyAmarillo City (North) PUMA, TX, and Northeast Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, by average wage, is Not specified food industries, manufacturing. Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are paid most in Providence County (West & Central)Woonsocket City PUMA, RI but are relatively concentrated in Dodge City, Garden City & Liberal City PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$31,854
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,214

In 2020, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers earned an average of $31,854, $24,100 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Phlebotomists make somewhat more than Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers while File clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.321
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.321, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, by average wage, are Not specified food industries, manufacturing, Other direct selling establishments, and Department stores.

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Industries by Share

253k
2020 Workforce
± 12,328
−1.09%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.96%

The number of people employed as Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers has been declining at a rate of −1.09%, from 255,361 people in 2019 to 252,567 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers at  40.6%, followed by Animal slaughtering & processing with 35.4% and Specialty food stores with 7.03%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers in the US. The average age of male Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers in the workforce is 40.4 and of female Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

193k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,771
59.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 6,004

76.3% of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

42.7% of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.4% of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers.

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Age by Sex

40.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.814
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.31

The median age of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 0.623 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers is Business but a relatively high number of Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Repairing.

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